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    Macca
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    Burnt Orange 2009 Elise SC (NZ new)
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    2bullar full header exhaust, SPA design oil guage pack, Dolomiti Shifter, TED airbox
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    New Zealand

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  1. Yes. Glad I could help. I have a few nice cars (GRY,GT3,Alfa G QV etc). However the Elise S2SC is my favorite drivers car. Its just so visceral and full of feedback. And it can be very quick too on our back roads. The 2Bular header back exhaust and Dolimiti shifter have transformed it. They will never make anything like it again so I dont mind investing in tyres for the future as I have no intentions to sell it. Your 111 with SC looks really lovely. If you did decide to let it go let me know first!
  2. All good buddy. Must say Ive been on Lotus forums for a few years hearing about AD07 being out of production and always been puzzled by this. Tirerack in USA have always had them in stock on their site so I figured it was just an issue in UK. Interestingly I pay $285 for a each front 175 through Hyper and its cheaper even than USA where they are $219 USD each! https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=ADVAN+Neova+AD07&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=755WR6AD07LTS2&tab=Sizes Rears were $390 each - again cheaper than USA $258 USD. Go figure!
  3. Its true. I will take pictures tonight. Yes. Hyperdrive tyres. Email Nick direct they dont have them on their site. Special order only. First set fronts were end of 2016, then we got second set of rears 2019, third set of rears arrived last month 2022 and I just ordered and paid for spare set of fronts (should arrive later in 2022). NICK@hyper.co.nz Im based in Taupo. The car feels so much better through the wheel compared to heavy 205 up front. Although my mileage is low (maybe 5-6000 km pa) I replace the fronts every 5-6 years regardless of mileage as the tyres really are not performing their best when they are 6+ years old. With 175 up front you need as fresh and grippy rubber as you can get. People forget they go hard after many years of sitting.... The production dates on the set of rears I received last month were 2022. They are factory fresh and Yoko make them in batches or order maybe 1-2 times a year.
  4. Hi Gents. I see many times on the forums it said that Yokohama no longer makes the AD07 in LTS OEM fitment. Just wanted to let you know that this is not true. I have ordered two sets for my 2009 Elise SC over the last 5 years from Yoko and received most recently a pair or rear tyres last month and have just placed an order for fronts 175. T You need to place the order direct and they will go into production on the next run. Typically I wait 6 months for a pair to arrive. My latest order is my fourth pair since 2016. I like to keep a full set of new tyres on the shelf for this car. Yokohama continue to make this tyre because in Germany and a few other countries where the Elise was sold new it is not legal to run the car with a tyre with a different width/fitment. I have found the AD07 a better tyre than the V105 and for an original car the 175 front makes the car handle much more responsively and restore the handling characteristics it was designed to have. For the road the 175/225 AD07 combo is just perfect IMO. Hope this is of use.
  5. Hi Gents. I see many times on the forums it said that Yokohama no longer makes the AD07 in LTS OEM fitment. Just wanted to let you know that this is not true. I have ordered two sets for my 2009 Elise SC over the last 5 years from Hypertyre and received most recently a pair or rear tyres last month and have just placed an order for fronts 175. The 225 rears are approx $800 a pair and the fronts approx $600 including GST and delivery. You need to place the order direct and they will go into production on the next run. Typically I wait 6 months for a pair to arrive. My latest order is my fourth pair since 2016. I like to keep a full set of new tyres on the shelf for this car. Yokohama continue to make this tyre because in Germany and a few other countries where the Elise was sold new it is not legal to run the car with a tyre with a different width/fitment. I have found the AD07 a better tyre than the V105 and for an original car the 175 front makes the car handle much more responsively and restore the handling characteristics it was designed to have. For teh road teh 175/225 AD07 combo is just perfect IMO. Hope this is of use.
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